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ReuVera's Wood burning's as Custom Art and Gifts for Sale.
Pyrography means "writing with fire" and it is the traditional art of using a heated tip or wire to burn or scorch designs onto natural materials such as wood or leather. Burning can be done by means of a modern solid-point tool (similar to a soldering iron) or hot wire tool, or a more basic method using a metal implement heated in a fire, or even sunlight concentrated with a magnifying lens.
My hobby since I was a child
I started wood burning pictures when I was in middle school. That time everything was scarce in Soviet country. We didn't even hear about wood burning tools. My first wood burner was a simple magnifying glass. I was wood burning only in summer on nice sunny days. My neighbor called this "drawing with sun rays". It was a really magic feeling- catching a sunray, focusing it in a dot and dragging this dot to make a sketch. Then later I bought a simple electric wood burner with one stationary tip. All my wood burnings were either given away as gifts, or just left behind when we emigrated from the Soviet Union. Not long ago one of my youth friends sent me a picture of a picture I made for her 25 years ago. Here is this picture, called "Time".
I made lots of pictures since
Since then I was wood burning from time to time, but I got back to this hobby recently with full attention. I like to burn pictures on different types of wood, but my favorites are basswood and soft maple (sycamore).
Here I am going to show some of my works. I will appreciate if somebody can give me a feed back, as I am contemplating to start wood burning pictures for sale.
ReuVera's woodburnings© used in this hub CANNOT be used anywhere by anyone else.
You can check some of my works also here.
Cowboy and Horses Theme
Maple tree cuts
Nature is a great source for inspiration.
My other pyrography hubs here
- Legacy of an Abusive Maple Tree (my woodburnings) and Why Friends Are Better Than Money
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- Vera's New Crafts- Woodburnings. Pyromaniacs will Understand Me!
Being too busy with real life I haven't done much writings here recently. Also, my old passion for making my crafts, wood burnings (pyrography-look it here!) occupied most of my free time. I have a...